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JJanuary anuary/F /February ebruary 2012 2012

Andrea Wulf to speak at The Gardens page 8

Members Annual

Celebration page 8

New Adult & Family Classes page 7 & 10

Antiques at The Gardens’

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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens


On The Cover

Camellias Hollies Orchids Pansies

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Tea Olives Winter Annuals Winter Hazels Winter Honeysuckles Wintersweets


Asian Magnolias


Andrea Wulf to speak at The Gardens page 8

Members Annual


Antiques at The Gardens’

a Success page 2

page 8

New Adult & Family Classes page 7 & 10

Camellias Lenten Roses Pansies Quinces Winter Annuals

The Bruno Vegetable Garden produces nearly two tons of vegetables each year for Magic City Harvest, a local non-profit agency that coordinates food distribution to those in need. In addition, thousands of local school children who come to The Gardens’ Discovery Field Trips learn important lessons about where their food comes from. With plantings of cotton, soybeans and peanuts, we introduce them to the groundbreaking work of Dr. George Washington Carver. For more information on the Bruno Vegetable Garden visit or Magic City Harvest at

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D irectors

At Large: Cathy Adams Laurie Allen Richard Arrington Shane Boatright Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Barbara Burton Tricia Holbrook Robert Holmes Margi Ingram Clarke Gillespy Sheryl Kimerling Mike Malone Fred Murray Kathryn Porter Hanson Slaughter Lucy Tutwiler Mary Williamson Amanda Fleming, Junior Board President

O ur M ission Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment; & receives, raises & administers resources for these purposes. O ur V ision The vision of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to be one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens.

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Henry Ray ����������������������������������������������� President Tricia Noble����������������������������������� President-Elect Scott Walton���������������������������������������������Treasurer Lou Willie ����������������������������������������������� Secretary Hanson Slaughter������������������������� VP Development Brain Barr������������������������VP Facilities & Planning Thomas G. Amason, Jr.��Immediate Past President Carl Jones���������������������������������������������������� Officer Janet Taylor������������������������������������������������� Officer Elizabeth Broughton������������������������������������ Officer

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M ain������������������������������������������������������������������� 205.414.3950 Fred Spicer��������������������������������������������������������������Executive Director Olivia Alison ����������������������������������������������� Director of Development Stephanie Banks��������������������������������������������������� Director of Finance Elizabeth Drewry���������������������������������������������������������������������� Librarian Ellen Hardy����������������������������������Education Program Coordinator Blake Ells�������������������������������������������� Public Relations Coordinator Henry Hughes ������������������������������������������������ Director of Education George Jenkins��������������������������������������������������� Development Officer Jason Kirby �������������������������������������������Library Assistant & Archivist Andrew Krebbs��������������������Director of Marketing & Membership Savannah Lanier������������������������������������������Donor Relations Officer Hope Long��������������������������������������������� Director of Library Services John Manion����������������������������Curator of Kaul Wildflower Garden Shelly McCarty����������������������������������������Special Events Coordinator Carleen Mitchell����������������������������������������������������������������Finance Clerk Phyllis Sutton�������������������������������������Education Activities Specialist Taylor Steele��������������������������������������������������� Volunteer Coordinator Rona Walters��������������������������������������������������������Membership Assistant The Garden Dirt is the newsletter of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Garden Dirt is published six times a year to foster awareness and support events, services, and significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments and address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew Krebbs 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity and equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board. The deadline for the March/April issue is January 15.

Plant blindness is the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment. Obviously, plants are more than mere backdrop for the activities of animals, but apparently as animals ourselves, we are keyed into the mobility of other animals. It seems that plants live too slowly to jump out and command our attention. However, in late winter and early spring, plant life moves at a pace that even the most inattentive person notices. Who doesn’t realize leaves are reappearing? To me, it’s about looking closely. So I tend to think about details at this time of year as our growing season begins. The Latin phrase tempus fugit translates loosely as “time’s a wastin’.” It’s a quote from Virgil, in context, “…time flees irretrievably, while we wander around, prisoners of our love of detail.” I am such a prisoner, and am duly warned to not forget the big picture. Consider that we live in the midst of one of the most extraordinary processes in nature, the emergence from dormancy of countless millions of living plants which yearly jump-start their life cycle. The picture doesn’t get much bigger than that – you can measure the south-to-north wave of greening with satellite imagery. But you can also watch it in your own garden, up close and personal (but you need to look and you need to be timely or you’ll miss it). In the coming months, we will be unveiling our new Strategic Plan, facilitated by Clarus Consulting Group, and conceived to go handin-glove with our new Master Plan. Both are big-picture oriented, as they ought to be, but they cannot be achieved without addressing the details, which are the myriad things we do every day. With the broad strokes in place to align the day-to-day, we think we’ve got big and small properly balanced. Please let us know how you think we’re doing.

See you in The Gardens,


Save t he Date

Membership Tax Information Your membership, less the fair market value of the benefits you receive, is deductible for income tax purposes. You can waive your benefits and receive full tax-deductibility. Please indicate this on your membership form. Under Internal Revenue Services guidelines, the taxdeductibility of the membership levels are as follows:

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Dear Friends:

47th Annual Member Celebration 5:30 p.m. January 19

Birmingham Camellia Show February 11-12

13th Annual Spencer Lecture 6:30 p.m. March 8

Members lined up for the Members-only Sale at the Spring Plant Sale

Student$25 Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival March 17

Young Professional 


Individual$45 Family$60 Magnolia$100

Spring Plant Sale Preview Party & Member Sale April 12


Junior Board Spring Plant Sale Event April 13

Visit to learn more about your benefits. Your thank you letter that included your membership card at the time you joined or renewed is considered your tax receipt. If you need a replacement letter please contact Rona Walters, membership assistant, at 205.414.3950 or

Spring Plant Sale April 13-15

Ambassador$475 President’s Circle Garden Sustainer Club, Patron

$875 $2,375


D evelopment

Birmingham Botanical Gardens held its annual Sterne Agee First Look Party on October 6. More than 400 people attended the exclusive, blacktie affair which featured an Asianinspired menu provided by Kathy G. Will and Sarah Mason and the John Williams Band provided the evening's soundtrack at the private Men's Committee party and in the Rushton Garden, respectively. Attendees were allowed an opportunity to shop over 20 dealers from around the country who participated in the weekend's sixth annual Antiques at The Gardens. Visit to view more photos from the event.

First Look Party Sterne Agee Orchid Mr. Joseph Blount Ms. Kay Blount Camellia The W. Houston Blount Family Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation Red Diamond


Azalea Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. Thomas Blount Boatright Companies Will & Maggie Brooke Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe The James Milton & Sallie R. Johnson Foundation Integrity Landscapes McCorquodale Transfer, Inc. McWane, Inc. ServisFirst Bank

Dogwood Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Ms. Barbara L. Burton Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Katie & Jim Lasker Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Jackson Noble III Protective Life Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Rogers Mr. & Mrs. William Slaughter Mrs. Louise A. Wrinkle Wildflower Altec Industries, Inc. BB&T BHK Investment Advisors, LLC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama The Butrus Family Advised Fund Caring Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Brock Bromberg & Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Reaves Monroe Crabtree Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Mr. Stewart M. Dansby

Dunn French Foundation Mrs. Claire H. Fairley First Commercial Bank Mr. & Mrs. Beau Grenier Clarissa Harms Highway Equipment Co., Inc Jemison Investment Company Advised Fund L. Paul Kassouf & Company PC Mr. & Mrs. Yancey Lovelace Oasis Design Group O’Neal Industries, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Patton Dr. & Mrs. John Poynor Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor III Mr. & Mrs. Hanson Slaughter Mr. Frederick R. Spicer Jr. & Ms. Kim McBride Mr. & Mrs. W. Stancil Starnes Mr. & Mrs. Elton B. Stephens Jr. Steward Machine Co., Inc. Supreme Beverage Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor II Ms. Jean C. Thompson Mrs. Lucy Thompson

Welch Hornsby & Welch, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Lex Williamson Gardenia Judy & Hal Abroms John & Kittie Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Carruthers Jr. Mrs. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Dee Moore Photography Mr. & Mrs. Clarke Gillespy Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Goings Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. Meredyth R. Hazzard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ken Horton Mr. & Mrs. William C. Hulsey Ms. Margi Ingram Marjorie Johnston & Co. Interiors & Design Mr. & Mrs. Benny LaRussa Mr. & Mrs. Guy K. Mitchell Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Phil H. Neal Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Leighton C. Parnell III Mr. & Mrs. John H. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Shaia

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Dr. & Mrs. David H. Sibley Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler III Judge & Mrs. Scott Vowell Mrs. A. Brand Walton Mrs. Charles B. Webb Jr. Drs. Andrew & Jeanna Westmoreland Men’s Committee CHAIRS Mr. Philippe Lathrop Mr. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. James E. Grisham III Men’s Committee Mr. D. Scott Adams Mr. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. Rex Alexander Dr. Thomas G. Amason Jr. Mr. D. Leon Ashford Mr. Harold Bissell Mr. Stan Blanton

Mr. James A. Bradford Mr. John Brock Mr. Thomas A. Broughton III Dr. Tom Tartt Brown Jr. Mr. James A. Bruno Dr. James Bryant Mr. Brian Burgess Mr. James R. Bussian Dr. Michael Callahan Mr. Ehney A. Camp III Mr. John D. Carney III Mr. John L. Carroll Mr. John F. Carter Mr. Lee Carter Mr. John W. Chambliss Mr. Lange Clark Mr. Scott T. Cobb Mr. Ernest Cory Mr. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. Ogden S. Deaton Mr. Forrest DeBuys

Mr. Alan Dreher Mr. Richard Drennen Mr. Dave Driscoll Dr. Robert P. Eichelberger Mr. Douglas F. Elliott II Mr. Joseph M. Farley, Jr. Mr. Albert G. Folcher, Jr. Mr. Hubert W. Goings Jr. Mr. M. Williams Goodwyn, Jr. Mr. M. James Gorrie Mr. James Lawrence Goyer III Dr. Lawrence W. Greer Mr. Beau Grenier Mr. Jay Grinney Mr. Michael Hansen Mr. Christopher B. Harmon Mr. Andrew Hart Dr. Lawrence S. Hawley Mr. David B. Hezlep Mr. George Hiller Mr. John T. Hoff

Mr. John S. Hornsby Mr. James F. Hughey, Jr. Mr. Glenn Ireland II Mr. Donald M. James Mr. Carl E. Jones Jr. Dr. Price Kloess Dr. James C. Lasker Mr. William A. Legg Mr. William Dice Lineberry Mr. James B. Little III Mr. Henry S. Long Jr. Mr. Michael L. Lucas Mr. George Gambrill Lynn Mr. Rick MacKay Mr. Robert P. MacKenzie III Mr. Will Matthews Mr. C. Phillip McWane Mr. John Moore Mr. Mac M. Moorer Mr. Fred W. Murray Jr. Mr. J. Reese Murray III

Mr. Dean Nix Mr. James Outland Mr. William C. Patterson Mr. James W. Porter II Mr. Goode Price III Mr. James L. Priester Mr. Thomas A. Roberts Mr. Mabry Rogers Mr. Hatton C. Smith Mr. Sperry Snow* Mr. James T. Stephens Mr. Rusty Stewart Mr. Cris Stone Mr. Lee Styslinger, Jr. Mr. Alex Vare Mr. Steve Varner Mr. Read Voigt Mr. Andrew Scott Walton Mr. John M. Williams Mr. Louis J. Willie III Mr. Scott Wilson



V o lu n t e e r s

Volunteer Spotlight: Reid Pearlman How did you become interested in working with the Bonsai group? Volunteering in the Japanese Gardens? I have never seen anything like the Japanese Gardens before. I found it unique and interesting. What do you think makes a person a good volunteer? Being hardworking and willing to learn. How did you become interested in cultivating bonsai trees? Dr. Bob Wendorf introduced me to bonsai. Since then, they have fascinated me. Where do you see yourself volunteering with the Japanese Gardens and the Bonsai Group? Are you interested in working with any other plant group or society? I see myself trying to help make The Gardens the best that they can be. Do you feel it is important for your generation to volunteer? Why? Yes. We want to give something back to the great country that has been so generous to us. What are your academic and/or career goals once you graduate high school? I plan on attending college and then graduate school. I have many interests including botany, ichthyology and zoology. What attracts you to working/volunteering at Birmingham Botanical Gardens? The thing that I find most attractive about The Gardens is interacting with all of the knowledgeable people.

Reid Pearlman is a sophomore at Vestavia Hills High School. He volunteers in the Japanese Gardens with John Floyd, Mike Rushing and Bob Wendorf. Reid is one of the many young people that choose to take advantage of unique educational opportunities at The Gardens, while helping maintain its beauty. Above, he is front and center, surrounded by the three doctors and the crew that helps maintain the Japanese Gardens.

Do you volunteer with any other organization? Not at this time. What is important to you as a volunteer at The Gardens? What do you see as the result of your volunteering? As a volunteer, I have been able to learn a great deal about plants, both local and foreign. I have been privileged to be educated by some of the most knowledgeable people in the field of botany. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about your experience working and volunteering at The Gardens? I am looking forward to doing it more in the future.

Welcome Taylor Steele The Friends would like to welcome Taylor Steele as the new volunteer coordinator. Taylor comes to us from the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College where he was the resident manager for Turkey Creek Nature Preserve for three years. Before that he was the Director of Science Education for 5 years at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. In addition, he previously worked at McWane Science Center with the GLOBE Program as the Environmental Science Coordinator. Taylor was also a naturalist with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources State Parks Division. He has an academic background in Environmental/Conservation Studies from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Taylor resides in the city of Columbiana, Alabama with his wife, three dogs and a cat. Please stop by & welcome Taylor the next time you are at The Gardens. You can contact Taylor directly at 205.414.3962 or


Displaying in January and


Laura Brookhart &

Hank Siegel

Archives & Rare Book Room "Our Native Ferns; or a History of the British Species and Their Varieties" by Edward Joseph Lowe was written in 1865. This 146 year old two volume set was donated to the Library Archives by Dr. Hughes Kennedy. It features beautifully illustrated hand colored engravings of ferns complete with descriptions. A renowned and oft published English botanist, Lowe's interest in ferns led to his studies and paintings. Lowe was most noted for "Ferns: British and Exotic," eight illustrated volumes published in London by Groombridge and Sons in 1856. This recent donation is just one of many rare and interesting pieces that can be found in the Archives & Rare Book Room at The Library at The Gardens, our hidden educational gem. Schedule an appointment with Jason Kirby, library assistant and archivist, and check out our unique collection of books, crafts, clothing and mementos from nearly 50 years of Birmingham Botanical Gardens history. For more information contact Jason Kirby at

L i b r a r y S e rv i c e s


Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during January and February for the exhibit:

Pruning for Special Effects

Thyme to Read January 10: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh February 7: Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a new, fun book pertaining to gardening, plants or the environment. Contact Director of Library Services, Hope Long at 205.414.3931 or for more information or to get involved.



Good Things Growing… In The Gardens

Fred Spicer, Executive Director

Few plants evoke an Asian aesthetic like bamboo. However, running (monopodial) species can be very aggressive spreaders. Understandably, many people consider them invasive exotic plants, although river cane, Arundinaria gigantea, and its relatives are important plants in their SE US native ecosystem. Clumping, or sympodial, bamboo species offer a guarantee of self-restraint. Despite the ability of their basal clump to reach 5-6’ wide and more over time, have no fear, the plants are genetically incapable of running. However, they have not been widely used in our area, perhaps because some clumpers exhibit borderline cold or heat tolerance, or because runners are easier to propagate. Maybe it’s disbelief – those who have experienced the tenacity of the monopodial species mistakenly think that all bamboos are noxious pests. We grow several types of sympodial bamboo at The Gardens, primarily cultivars of Bambusa multiplex, hedge bamboo, from China. As the name suggests, its growth habit lends to clipping as a hedge. Over the past 8 years, our earliest plant-outs of ‘Rivieriorum,’ considered the hardiest form, have formed well-behaved, dense, graceful, finely-textured and fountain-like evergreen clumps ~10’ tall and wide (left); the basal clumps of emergent shoots are ~36” wide. They have withstood heat, humidity and drought with total aplomb, as well as a brief flirtation with single-digit lows with minimal aboveground injury. On hedge bamboo, new culms (individual grass stalks) arise through the growing season, primarily late springearly summer. Height increases gradually (up to 18’ in our area) as the clump matures; growth is slow compared to monopodial species. Leaves (secondary growth) are produced after maximum culm height is reached each year but late-season culms may not produce secondary growth until the following year. After leaves are produced individual culms cease all growth, and live 3-7 years. Clumps can be attractively thinned by removing individual culms, or completely renewed to the ground in late winter before new growth ensues.


‘Alphonse Karr’ sports attractive gold culms streaked with green. Leaves are larger than ‘Rivieriorum’ but suffer complete injury at ~15ºF (above), necessitating renewal pruning. ‘Fernleaf,’ as supplied to us (right), appears very similar to ‘Rivieriorum,’ perhaps with slightly less stem hardiness. We’re also growing Borinda boleana and Fargesia spp.; time will tell if these clumping species also have potential.

Garde ning Tips for January/February Courtesy of

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January FRUITS AND NUTS - Set out apples, peaches, pears, and grapes. Start grafting pecans. Prune dormant trees. SHRUBS - Plant shrubs and trees, including broadleaf, narrowleaf, and deciduous. Graft camellias in South Alabama. Spray all deciduous shrubbery with a dormant spray to control diseases and insects. Spray when weather is on warming trend. LAWNS - Soil test before setting up fertility program. ROSES - Visit nurseries and garden centers to select varieties. Start planting. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS - Plant hardy annuals. BULBS - Late plantings of Dutch bulbs will flower if planted now. Lilies of all types, except Madonna, may be planted. Check stored bulbs and discard rotten ones. Make indoor plantings of amaryllis, callas, and gloxinias. MISCELLANEOUS - Prune winterdamaged limbs. Give houseplants a bath in lukewarm water to remove dust. To keep poinsettias that have finished flowering, turn pots on their sides and let them dry completely Cut them back lightly Keep in a temperature of 55 to 60 °. VEGETABLE SEED - Plant hardy vegetables, root crops, roots, and tubers in southern-most areas. Plant lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli in coldframes. VEGETABLE PLANTS - Set out cabbage plants.

FRUITS AND NUTS - Planting season continues for dormant trees. Fertilize fruit trees. Apply half of the fertilizer recommended for grapes now; apply the other half soon after fruit sets. Continue dormant pruning & grafting. Start strawberry plantings. SHRUBS - Planting season continues. Visit camellia shows to learn of hardy varieties in your area. Graft camellias in Central & South Alabama. Spray all shrubs with a fungicide before new growth starts. Good time to prune all shrubs before new growth starts. Don’t prune earlyblooming species because flower buds will be removed. ROSES - Prune hybrid tea roses in South Alabama; delay pruning for a few weeks in North Alabama. Continue planting. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS Replant early plantings of hardy annuals. Prepare beds for summer annuals. BULBS - Plant cannas, amaryllis, gladiolus, & zephyranthes in South Alabama; delay planting for a few weeks in North Alabama. MISCELLANEOUS - Houseplants are beginning to show signs of activity. Fertilize with liquid or soluble fertilizer according to manufacturer’s directions. Remember Valentine’s Day; Why not send roses or a potted plant? VEGETABLE SEED - Plant some vegetables listed for January in Central Alabama plus collards, salsify, & Swiss chard. Add tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cauliflower, & Brussels sprouts to coldframes. VEGETABLE PLANTS-Plant cabbage, onions, lettuce, broccoli, & Brussels sprouts.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities Registration and further information about the program, including course descriptions and certificate requirements can be found at plantstudies or call 205.414.3958. Winter Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective)

Instructor: Fred Spicer Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, January 14, 2011 | 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Native Plant Conservation (core) Instructor: Wayne Barger Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, January 28, 2012 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members Understanding Botanical Names (elective) Instructor: John Manion Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Native Mosses, Lichens & Liverworts (elective)

Instructor: Curtis Hansen Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 24, 2012 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Native Spring Wildflowers (elective)

Instructor: John Manion Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

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On Saturday, December 3, volunteers from our Certificate in Native Plant Studies series spent time working at the quail habitat at the Birmingham Zoo. This unique volunteer opportunity is one of many only available to participants in the program. For more information on how you can enroll in the program and take advantage of volunteer opportunities like these, visit

Bibb County Glades (fieldtrip) Field Trip Guides: Fred Spicer & John Manion Location: Bibb County Saturday, April 28, 2012 | 8 -5 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Native Plant Propagation - Part II (elective)

Seed & Vegetative Propagation Instructor: Jan Midgley Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Native Grasses & Grass-Like Plants (elective) Instructor: Dan Spaulding Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, June 9, 2012 | 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members


E vents

Andrea Wulf

“Founding Gardeners. The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation” Thursday, March 8 | 6:30 p.m. Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m. Limited Seating- Tickets must be reserved

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens cordially invites you to the

4 7 t h A n nual Mem ber C el eb r ati o n ( f or m er l y t he An n u a l D i n n er )

Thursday, January 19 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktail Supper 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Members Meeting

Garden Center at Birmingham Botanical Gardens $20 per person

The 14th annual Spencer Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall. This free annual event brings awardwinning and New York Times best selling author Andrea Wulf to Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an intriguing talk titled “Founding Gardeners. The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation.” This beautifully illustrated talk looks at the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitude, toward plants, gardens, nature and agriculture shaped the American nation. In a unique retelling of the creation of America, Wulf will show how plants, politics and personalities intertwined as never before. Guests will have a chance to meet Ms. Wulf at a reception where she will also be signing copies of her books, including Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation. Andrea Wulf was born in India & moved to Germany as a child. She trained as a design historian at Royal College of Art and is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Founding Gardeners as well as of The Brother Gardeners (long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2008 and winner of the American Horticultural Society 2010 Book Award) and the co-author (with Emma Gieben-Gamal) of This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History. She has written for The Sunday Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Garden, and regularly reviews for several newspapers, including the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian and The New York Times. She lives in London.


Visit to reserve your tickets or contact Special Events Coordinator Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965 or

The Giving Garden Paulette Van Matre - Executive Director, Magic City Harvest Almost two tons of vegetables from The Gardens’ Bruno Vegetable Garden are donated to Magic City Harvest every year to feed Birmingham’s hungriest. Paulette will discuss her organization’s partnership with The Gardens & how it helps our community

Catering by The Gardens Cafe by Kathy G RSVP by January 13 at or call 205.414.3965

Newport in Flower, June 21-24, 2012

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Last Chance: The Friends are visiting Newport, Rhode Island this summer to attend the Newport Flower Show and to tour private gardens in and around the historic city and would love for you to join them. Cost for the four day, three night exclusive trip is $2,250 (double occupancy, excluding airfare). Tour goers must be members at the Oak level ($250) or above. The registration deadline is Friday, January 20, 2012. The balance is due by Friday April 20, 2012. For details and a full itinerary of this exclusive tour, visit or contact Olivia Alison, director of development, at 205.414.3961 or

Newport Flower Show Opening Night Cocktail Party, photo by for The Preservation Society of Newport County

â—„ North garden, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and ArboretumPhotograph courtesy Kristin Green


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Adult & Family Classes

For more information or to register visit or call 205.414.3958. Yoga in The Gardens Instructor: Suzanne Graham Wednesday from January 11 to February 15 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Education (East Room) $12 Per Person Per Class or All Six Classes for $60 Winter Bird Feeders Instructor: Ashley Harper Saturday, January 21 | 10 -12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens For 4K-4th grade $12 Members / $15 Non-Members The “Joy of Tea” Seminar & Tea Tasting Instructor: Libby Davis Wednesday, February 8 | 2-4 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $20 Members / $25 Non-Members

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Camille A. Becker Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson* Peggy Bonfield and Orrin Ford Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown* D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns* Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel* The Daniel Foundation of Alabama The Dunn-French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.* Mr. R.R. Herbst* Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill* Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins

Members of The Perennial Society have made a planned gift, a bequest, or  an endowment gift of $10,000 or more to The Gardens.

Floral Design Class Instructor: Shelayne Thompson Thursday, February 9 | 6-8 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $30 Members / $40 Non-Members

Garden Sustainers are our top annual donors, who in the words of  the late charter member Bill Spencer, “give more to support a garden that’s free for everyone else.”

Partner Yoga at The Gardens Instructor: Suzanne Graham Saturday, February 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens (East Room) $25 Members / $30 Non-Members Pine Needle Baskets Instructor: Ethel Owen Saturday, February 18 | 10-2 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Exploration Classroom) $50 Members / $60 Non-Members Class is limited to ten The Urban Chicken Instructor: Andrew Krebbs Saturday, February 25 | 9-11 a.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Adventure Classroom) $10 Members / $12 Non-Members

A Special Event for the Whole Family


Meditation Class: “The Garden of the Mind: Cultivating Peace & Happiness in Daily Life” Instructor: Gen Kelsang Mondrub – American Buddhist Monk Saturday, February 18 | 11-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Lecture Hall) FREE

Hugh & Bobbe Kaul* Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon* Fran Lawlor Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy* Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley* Steve & LeAnne Porter Mrs. Carol P. Poynor Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III* Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor* Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes* Mrs. Anne H. “Nancy” Warren Mrs. Robert Wells

Chairman Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Louise D. Johnson Director Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Advisor Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Benefactor Southern Progress Corporation The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. R. Shane Boatright Mrs. Virginia R. Brown* Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Royal Cup, Inc. Stephens Foundation as of October 20, 2011 

Patron Ms. Elna R. Brendel Brasfield & Gorrie Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III The Goodrich Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc Mr. & Mrs. Guy K. Mitchell, Jr Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Arant Stockham Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd R. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle *deceased

memorials 09.01.11-10.31.11

Tommie M. Argo Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet

Wallace R. Bunn Mrs. Frances Blount Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. Richard Simmons, Jr.

Radiance S. Early The Estate of Radiance Early

John M. Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hammack

Margo S. Gaskin Mrs. Lee Allen Jefcoats

Lucile Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Gilbert Magnolia Ridge Care & Rehabilitation Center Neel-Schaffer Company

Jane W. Gray Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Peggy Hammond Ms. Patricia Brewer Mr. John Coffee Ms. Mary Brown Coffee Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Coffee, Jr. Mr. Jerry G. Duncan Margaret S. White

Beverly Head Mrs. Frances Blount Mrs. Karen Chapman Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Sara A. Jones Ms. Dawn Cannon Mr. Mike Jones Anonymous

Katherine Jordan Mrs. Frances Blount

William Bradford Kidd Mrs. Frances Blount Mr. & Mrs. James D. Mills

Jean Le Grande Mr. & Mrs. Frank O. Burge, Jr.

Dr. Charles Lokey Mr. & Mrs. Joe Brady, Jr. Mrs. Lucie G. Ellard Mr. & Mrs. William C. Knight, Jr. Ms. Nancy McCollum Mr. Jerry Reasner DMD Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith

Nimrod W.E. Long

Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Abernethy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Adams Alabama Road Builders Association, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher Allen Mrs. Betsy Allison Mr. & Mrs. Frank Y. Anderson, IV Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Allen Baker Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mr. & Mrs. Jack Becker Mrs. Frances Blount Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Bromberg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. F. Dixon Brooke, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Percy Brower, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Brown, II Mrs. Ashley G. Brown Mrs. James Brown, Jr. Mr. Timothy Callahan Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Mr. & Mrs. William A. Davis, III Dunn Construction Company Inc Ellis Architects, Inc. Mrs. James H. Emack Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross Forman, III Mr. & Mrs. Miller Gorrie Ms. Mary Hanson Mr. & Mrs. David S. Hassinger Hatcher Design Associates Mrs. Caroline M. Head Mr. & Mrs. Holman Head Mrs. S. Richardson Hill, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman Ms. Patricia Inglis Internal Financial Control Services, Inc Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. Ben Ivey Jackson Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson, III Mrs. Ann Kessler Mr. & Mrs. James King, Jr. LBYD, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Luckie, III McCartney Construction Company Mrs. James W. McDonnell, Jr. Ms. Jane McGriff Mrs. William W. McTyeire, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David M. Millhouse Mr. & Mrs. James D. Mills Mrs. Jean K. Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Walter F. Morris Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Pearce Mr. William S. Pritchard, Jr. Mr. William S. Pritchard III Mrs. James S. Quarles Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Quinn III Mr. & Mrs. Frederick W. Renneker, III Mr. & Mrs. E. Mabry Rogers

Ms. Mary Samuels Mr. & Mrs. Bob Schleusner Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Scott Mrs. Jan Shannon Dr. & Mrs. R. Waid Shelton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shepherd Mrs. Richard Simmons, Jr. Mrs. Louise G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Mell G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Smith Southeast Materials Corp Southern Museum of Flight Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Sprague Ms. Katharine J. Sutherland Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Terry, Sr. Tire Engineers, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Samuel M. Torrence Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Mr. & Mrs. Jim Waitzman Walter Schoel Engineering Company, Inc Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Weatherly, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William B. White, III Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Worthen

Wendell Martin Phillipa L. Lampkin

Phillip A. Mash Mr. & Mrs. Bayard S. Tynes, Jr.

J. Reese Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Abernethy Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Frances Blount Mrs. Joanne D. Blyde Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bowron Mr. & Mrs. T. Lyons Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Brown, II Dr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Chandler Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Crockard, Jr. Mr. Paul D’Ari & Ms. Marcia Magid Mr. & Mrs. Evans Dunn, Jr. Mrs. James H. Emack Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross Forman, III Mrs. Caroline Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hammack Mrs. Jeanette Hancock Mrs. John Harrell Mrs. Joan C. Harrison Mr. Ben Ivey Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Philip C. Jackson, Jr. James L. North & Associates Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson, III Mrs. Elizabeth W. Jones Mrs. Ann Kessler Dr. & Mrs. Wayne W. Killion, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James King, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Warren Lightfoot, Sr. Mrs. Lynette A. McCary Mrs. William W. McTyeire, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Phillip McWane Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ben K. Miree Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Monk III Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Myatt Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Pearce Mr. William S. Pritchard Mrs. James S. Quarles Mr. & Mrs. Tynes Quarles Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Scott Mr. & Mrs. James W. Shepherd Mrs. Richard Simmons, Jr. Mrs. Louise G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Mell G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mrs. Carol O. Sommers Mrs. Cynthia S. Sproull Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham Ms. Kate Stockham Ms. Katharine J. Sutherland Ms. Joan J. Thomas Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim Waitzman Mr. & Mrs. William B. White, III Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hanz Yates

Alfred M. Naff Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

James E. Poth Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton

Dorothy L. Renneker

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Ms. Sandra Mathis

Mary Jo Sherrill Camellia Garden Club

Helen Slonaker Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley

Elizabeth T. Smith Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith

Virginia B. Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Centeno Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. & Mr. Carolyn P. Drennen Mr. & Mrs. James D. Mills Mrs. Charles B. Webb, Jr.

Berney Walters Mr. & Mrs. Joe Brady, Jr.

Jere F. White Mrs. Frances Blount

James A. Wise Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland


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Robert B. Bashinsky Mr. George Gaskin

Elizabeth Broughton Briarwood Garden Club

Maurice O. Green Mr. George Gaskin

J. Bentley Owens Hill & Dale Garden Club

Mell G. Smith Mr. George Gaskin

Frances Blount Mrs. James H. Emack

Richard H. Compton Mr. George Gaskin

Nancy Shannon Ms. Kyndle Huey

Thomas F. Tucker Mr. George Gaskin

Russell B. Boylan Mr. George Gaskin

Sara M. Edwards Mr. George Gaskin

Richard Healy The Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church Women

Albert L. Smith Mr. George Gaskin

Ed Whitfield Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Myatt

Lee A. Jefcoats Mr. George Gaskin

gifts to the library gifts to the library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens 09.01.11-10.31.11 Camellia Garden Club

in memory of Mary Jo Sherrill

Ron Cohen and Bob Smith in memory of Jeff Bloomer

North End Council Garden Club

Dr. Hughes Kennedy Babs Simpson Henry Hughes Mike Rushing Virginia Barr

Billy Angell James L. Newsome Barbara Lampkin Jonathan Lee

Creative Montessori Schools John W. Gregory Mrs. Michael G. Byrne Stan Palla

in honor of Jason Kirby

donors donors 09.01.11-10.31.11


Boatright Companies Butrus Family Advised Fund City of Mountain Brook Ellis Architects, Inc. Florence E. Simpson Fund Goodrich Foundation Highway Equipment Co., Inc. Hill Crest Foundation Leaf & Petal Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Off Shoots Garden Club Regions Financial Corporation Royal Cup, Inc. Shades Valley Rotary Club Southern Progress Corporation UAB Women & Infant Sevices Vulcan Materials Company Wells Fargo Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William H. Austill

Mr. & Mrs. Stan Blanton Mr. Joseph Blount Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bradford Mrs. Daphne Bradley Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. Tim K. Burleson Ms. Barbara L. Burton Dr. & Mrs. Michael Callahan Dr. Waldemar A. Carlo Mr. Lange Clark Ms. Amanda A. Clark Julia A. Cleage Mr. Scott Cobb Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Ms. Frances S. Daugherty Mr. & Mrs. Ogden S. Deaton Mr. & Mrs. William B. Dickerson Mrs. Mary I. Dillon Mr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Elliott, II

Mrs. Shelley P. Graham Mr. & Mrs. Beau Grenier Mr. & Mrs. James E. Grisham Mr. & Mrs. Morris Hackney Ms. Clarissa Harms Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Hart Mr. David Hezlep Mr. & Mrs. John S. Hornsby Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Ireland, II Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. James Mrs. Lee Allen Jefcoats Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. Leo Kayser, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Price Kloess Dr. & Mrs. James C. Lasker Mr. & Mrs. James B. Little, III Mr. & Mrs. J. Reese Murray, III Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, Jr.

Steve & Mary Phillips Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Mr. & Mrs. John H. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Hanson Slaughter Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Philip Stalker, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. James T. Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Arant Stockham Mr. & Mrs. L.J. Styslinger, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Mr. & Mrs. Alex Vare Mr. & Mrs. W. Read Voigt Mr. Jesse Weldon Drs. Andrew & Jeanna Westmoreland Mr. & Mrs. John M. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Scott Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Charles Youngson

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President’s Circle $1,000 Mr. & Mrs. John C. Rives

Ambassador- $500 Mr. Richard M. Adams Robert & Lois Luckie, III Mr. & Mrs. John Lyon

Oak- $250 Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Belser Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Broughton, III Mr. & Mrs. Russell W. Chambliss Mrs. Nanci Chazen Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Cockfield Mr. John Cowin Jr. Mr. James V. Fairley, Jr. Dr. Peter & Roslyn Mannon Ms. Lucy McCown Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams Mrs. John L. Rhoads Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Rollins, Jr.

Magnolia- $125

Mr. Grant Alspaugh Anna Altz-Stamm Mrs. Brenda Bagley Mr. & Mrs. David Ballard Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Ms. Nancy Beeler Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bradford Tom Brinkley Mr.& Mrs. Paul R. Butrus Joyce Cahoon Mr. & Mrs. David Camp Mr. Chris Campanotta & Mr. Scott Ford Judge & Mrs. John L. Carroll Dr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Chandler Dr. & Mrs. Walter D. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Cosby Ms. Paula C. Cosper Mr. & Mrs. Ron Council Mr. & Mrs. Reaves Crabtree Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Crockard, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gaffney Mrs. Holly Goodbody Mr. & Mrs. W. Alec Grant Timothy & Allison Gregg Mrs. & Mrs. Stella K. Grenier Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Grund Mr. & Mrs. John Haley Mrs. Jeanette Hancock Mr. & Mrs. John L. Hartman, III Mr. & Mrs. Ted Henry Dr. & Mrs. Basil Hirschowitz Mr. & Mrs. James Holbrook Mrs. Lynn B. Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander Mr. & Mrs. Gerard J. Kassouf Dr. Robert A. Kreisberg Mrs. Ellen Lamb Mrs. Sandra Lonergan

Cliff & Cindy Martin Mr. & Mrs. George F. Maynard Dr. Charles A. McCallum Ms. Sarah C. McClure Mr. & Mrs. James D. Mills Ms. Linda Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Walter F. Morris Mr. & Mrs. J. Reese Murray, III Dr. Curt Newell & Dr. Sara Lynn Newell Mr. & Mrs. Don A. Newton Mrs. Kaye Oden Dr. & Mrs. Steven O’Sheal Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Rives Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Scott Salter Mrs. Sandra S. Simpson Ms. Dorinda M. Smith Dr. Phillip Smith & Dr. Beverly Vonderpool Mrs. Carol O. Sommers Lauri & Weily Soong Mr. & Mrs. Neal J. Spangler Ms. Glo Spruill Mr. & Mrs. Eugene H. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tevendale Mr. Elbert S. Walker Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Ware Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Weber, Jr.

Hydrangea- $60

Mr. & Mrs. James F. Alison III Ms. Carla M. Anderson Ms. Linda B. Arnold Judi & Paul Aucoin Dr. & Mrs. William C. Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bailey Mr. & Mrs. James P. Barnhart Ms. Ann Benton Benjamin & Elizabeth Benton Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bethay Mr. & Mrs. Peyton D. Bibb, Jr. Sally Blackerby Mr. & Mrs. Richard Blackwell Dr. & Mrs. Kirby Bland Mr. & Mrs. Van Blankenship Dr. Samuel Bowen & Dr. Kathleen Bowen Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Brinkley Mrs. Shirlene Bruce Mr. & Mrs. Winfield Burks Mr. & Mrs. Eric Carlton Ray & Trixie Clark Dr. & Mrs. Orville W. Clayton Mrs. Linda Cohn The Honorable Betty F. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper Marc & Susan Corsini Mrs. Shirley E. Cunninhgam Mr. Ralph Daily Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Davis Mrs. Dana Davis Mrs. Suzanne Dickinson Mrs. Natalie Dillard Dr. & Mrs. William Dismukes Mr Henry Dixon Mrs. Rebecca A. Donaldson Ms. Dorothy Drake Mr. & Mrs. George Dreher Dr. & Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry Mr. & Mrs. Harold B. Dunn

Ms. Melanie Dykes Mrs. Joyce Edwards-Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Brent Falkenhagen Mrs. Janice Falkner Lloyd & Jennifer Fitzpatrick Dr. & Mrs. Keith Fleisher Mrs. Debby Fleming Mrs. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch Ms. Lyn Froning & Mr. Michael Froning Tom & Anne Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gary Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Germann Ms. Patricia Gill Mr. & Mrs. Sharp Gillespy, IV Mrs. C. William Gladden, Jr. Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb Mrs. Willis C. Hagan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Victor H. Hanson, III Ms. Elizabeth Harrison Dr. & Mrs. Griff Harsh Mr. & Mrs. Garland W. Heare Ms. Yvette Heath Mrs. Barbara Heavilin Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hempstead Mr. & Mrs. William M. Hiden Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Hinshaw Ms. Beth Holland & Griffin Holland Mrs. Mary L. Holt Mrs. Carol Hunn Ms. Louise Hutner Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Ideker Mr. James Imbert Drs. James C. Jacobi & Dodi C. Jacobi Ms. Becky Jennings Mrs. Mary N. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Henry Jones Mrs. Betty Jordan Mr. & Mrs. James E. Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Murray Kidd Mr. & Mrs. John Killian Ms. Carol Kirkpatrick Mrs. Elizabeth Kohn Ms. Mary H. Krebs Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Lamkin Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Land Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Mr. Jimmy Light Ms. Sandra W. Lott Mrs. Dianne H. Luketic Stefanie Maloney Dr. & Mrs. John A. Maloof, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Jack Martin Ms. Donna F. Matthews Ms Kim McClafferty Dr. & Mrs. Walter C. McCoy Mrs. Dorothy H. McCue Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGahey Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. McNutt Mr. & Mrs. Frank D. McPhillips Dr. Gordon L. Miles Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Miller Dr. & Mrs. Constantine Morros Dr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Mueninghoff Mr. & Mrs. Ashok V. Mujumdar Mr. & Mrs. W. Donald Myers Mr. Mark Nelson Mrs. Marjorie K. Nix Mr. & Mrs. Tom Norton Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Odrezin Dr. & Mrs. W. Crawford Owen, Jr. Mr. James E. Parrish Mr. & Mrs. Richard Paxton Mr. & Mrs. Jackson Payne Mr. & Mrs. David P. Phillips

Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Porter Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Quinn III David & Vickie Rader Mr. & Mrs. John Randolph Ms. Leslie Reed Dr. & Mrs. David Roberts, IV Ms. Melissa Robinett Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. Roth Mr. & Mrs. John B. Rudulph, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Shay Samples Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sansbury Jay & Marcia Segers Mrs. Margot R. Shaw Ms. Barbara Shepherd Dr. & Mrs. Alan Siegal Mrs. Babs Simpson Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Stewart T. Smith Dr. Carol Smith Mr. & Mrs. Larry Spangler Dr. Paul Spence Mrs. Debbie Stevens Myra & Mark Stone Mr. Calvin C. Crowder & Dr. Martha Strange Mrs. Terri Tatton Mr. & Mrs. William A. Terry Ms. Kate Tremblay & Mr. John LeMunyon Mr. & Mrs. Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. Ms. Despina Vodantis Mr. & Mrs. Robin A. Wade, III Dr. Ann E. Wade & Ellen Dossett Dr. & Mrs. Brian Wade Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Watts Mr. George C. Watts Ms. Kitty C. White & Mr. Tryg Hoff Mrs. Karen White Mr. & Mrs. Frank Williams Mr. & Mrs. Bill Williams Mr. Steven Hodges & Ms. Janice H. Williams Ms. Lynn Wilmoth Kay A. Wood Mr. & Mrs. Dusty Yates Ivey & Peter Young

Trillium- $45

Ms. Gloria Anderson Ms. Mary J. Archer Ms. Ann Batum Sally H. Beam Ms. Michelle Blackwood Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Bowling Mr. & Mrs. Stratton H. Brock Ms. Jan Burnett Ms. Candace Caine Ms. Karen Callaway Mrs. Laura Chapman Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Ms. Carole H. Cobb J.D. & Lisa Conley Mrs. Eleanor Connor Mrs. Margaret Dangler Ms. Frances S. Daugherty Mrs. & Mr. Patricia Day Dr. Eleanor DelBene Mrs. Laura Denver Ms. Mary Edwards-Mueller Gil Ferguson Mr. Godfrey J. Fies Ms. Lyn Frazer Ms. Wyteria Frizzell Mrs. Sissy Galloway Mrs. Johnie Gieger Mr. & Mrs. Sam Gillis Wanda Gilmore Mallory Gray

Ms. Celia A. Griffin Ms. Annie Hall Ms. Pamela Hanson Mr. Gregory J. Harber Ms. Valerie Harper Mrs. John Harrell Ms. Judy Heaton Ms. Christine Heckemeyer Ms. Barbara Ingram Ms. Jan Jenner Mrs. Paddy Joseph Mrs. Susan H. Justice Mr. & Mrs. John Kearney Dr. Cheryl Killingsworth & Mr. James McMinn Ms. Charlotte King Ms. Polly Kratt Mrs. R. Edward Leslie Mr. Edward R. Levin Mrs. Jane Levy Ms. Emily Littrell Mrs. Betty Lockhart Mr. John W. Lovin Ms. Gail Lucas Mrs. Mila A. Luketic Mrs. Virginia H. Lusk Ms. Melissa Lutenbacher Ms. Tonnia C. Maddox Mrs. Anne Martin Ms. Michelle Mathews Inez McCollum Ms. Natalie McGee Mrs. Evelyn Merrick Ms. Robyn Mitchell Ms. Jean B. Morris Jean Mote Mrs. Joan M. Newell Ms. Pye Parson Ms. Mary Ann Pass, M.D. Laura Payne Myron Pierre Ms. JoAnn Pillion Ms. Nancy Price Suzanne Richards Ms. Augusta C. Robinson Mrs. Annette Rodgers Mrs. Mary Rooney Ms. Jeanne Rudzki Mr. Keith Russell Mrs. Faye P. Sellers Peggy Shelton Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sikes Ms. Leslie Simpson Mr. & Mrs. Morris Slingluff Mrs. Georgina Smith Ruth A. Steele Ms. Thuan Tan Mrs. Larry Taylor Carolyn Titone Ms. Anne Townsend Mary Ben Trautman Mr. Jason Turner Ms. Wendy Ulrich Mr. Doug Unkenholz Mrs. Libba Vaughan Ms. Wanda Venhuizen Mr. & Mrs. W. Read Voigt Ms. Nancy Walburn & Ms. Meg Bashinsky Ms. Vicki Walker Mr. Gary Walker Ms. Barbara Waltz Mrs. Betty Warnock Ms. Janet K. Waters Mrs. Shelley Watkins Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wellman Mrs. Claude C. White Mrs. Janis T. Zeanah

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